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Alan Brogan

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Great player, great servant and will leave a huge void in the Dublin set up. Went from a plucky corner forward to a battle hardened centre forward. Never shirked responsibility. One of my abiding memories was in the 2009 trouncing by Kerry, he still carried the fight to the kingdom when all hope had long gone. Carried the ball at the kerry defence with at least 3-4 kerry men after him. Bad days like that seemed to drive him on and he achieved and contributed so much for the cause for close on 15 years at senior level.

Adamski (Dublin) - Posts: 339 - 15/12/2015 12:54:15    1812993


Fantastic player , naturally talented that like his brother grew into a role , took responsibility as a so called elder statesman with ease , I can only imagine the influence behind the scences he has been ,
liked that he never moaned or sulked when not automatic first choice , allways got a sense that he felt it a privilege to represent his county , do believe hes making the right call hope he one day gets his day in the sun with his club .

Damothedub (Dublin) - Posts: 5193 - 15/12/2015 13:14:26    1812998


A great servant in the sky and navy blue.

He followed in his father's illustrious footsteps and was a main stay in the Dublin team throughout the barren years of the 00s. Exploded onto the scene in 2002 with a great goal in the Leinster Final when Dublin came out of the wilderness in the province. Got better with age I thought and was instrumental in the 2011 campaign.

Great to see him bow out with 2 fully deserved Celtic Crosses. Enjoy the retirement Alan. I'll never forget his length of the field run finished with the left into the Hill against Kerry this year. Great moment!

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 12847 - 15/12/2015 15:39:13    1813022


Up there with my all time favs. Charlie, Keith Barr, Jayo, Cluxton, Wheelo and Alan.

Liamwalkinstown (Dublin) - Posts: 8156 - 15/12/2015 17:51:14    1813055


Well done Alan Brogan. Best wishes on retirement from Mayo.

sinabhuil (Mayo) - Posts: 166 - 16/12/2015 15:04:39    1813168


absolutely agree with all that has been said,a really classy forward.best of luck in retirement.

CTGAA10 (Limerick) - Posts: 966 - 16/12/2015 16:27:31    1813184


I know I am a bit late to this thread but I am struggling to think of a bad game he played for the Dubs. He was amazingly consistent even in the days where Sam seemed miles away. A very intelligent footballer, who was never greedy and prepared to be a team player setting other guys up.

gormdubhgorm (Dublin) - Posts: 987 - 20/12/2015 16:37:29    1813676


gormdubhgorm (Dublin) - Posts:423 - 20/12/2015 16:37:29 1813676

...A very intelligent footballer, who was never greedy and prepared to be a team player setting other guys up.

I've been a huge Alan Brogan fan since day one but not sure this statement is 100% true. I found in the early days he was quite greedy and only really started passing when Bernard came into the team. I felt he was very like Pádraic Joyce in that regard, though he had the talent to back up his decision making. When he was reinvented as a centre forward then passing became his bread and butter (though still retained the eye for a point when the opportunity arose).

Kurt_Angle (Dublin) - Posts: 527 - 21/12/2015 12:19:56    1813779



Right time to go

A perfect example of all that is great about our games

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 19818 - 21/12/2015 14:54:58    1813800


Where do they go when their finished ?
Well AB was on the train to Pearse at 08.30 this morning , and in my pocket of my rain gear a nearly decomposed stub of my ticket from Sept , I showed it to him we had a laugh and I wished him all the best .Legend .
Must be the season for it last Friday in a rugby establishment bumped into big Whelo I had a few on me , we talked for a few minutes another total gent .
Nothing like meeting your heroes and finding they are as classy off the pitch as they were on it .

Damothedub (Dublin) - Posts: 5193 - 23/12/2015 13:16:32    1814046



Excellent article by Alan , while many might not agree as is their want .

Damothedub (Dublin) - Posts: 5193 - 29/07/2016 13:22:11    1891976